Liberty, if taken to an extreme, can lead to egotism and to anarchy.

Equality, in an extreme interpretation, can lead to the elimination of individualism and to dictatorship.

Therefore freemasonry has introduced the principle of brotherhood. Brotherhood completes the other two principles, balances social and economic hardship and introduces the human dimension in solving problems. Therefore the principle of brotherhood is an indispensable pillar of masonic life.


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